Feeling stressed? Try selling your property! It’s common knowledge that property sales are one of the most stressful situations you will face in your entire life. Even though the market is picking up in the UK, and sales are easier to get you still have to deal with estate agents, solicitors, fees, epcs, stamp duty, buyers pulling out, buyers stuck in chains the list goes on!
One thing is for sure, it’s not a walk in the park; home sellers need to keep their property in tip top condition for potential buyers coming round and looking at their property. They also need to hide away any personal belongings that may deter potential buyers from making an offer.
All of this has an effect on homeowners, and is not good for the stress levels.
To add to all of this stress is the potential that the property may not sell, and could be months on the open market leaving the seller with the option of removing the property and staying in their current home for a while until the market improves (which may take years), or further trying to reduce the asking price and hoping.
Steps to take to minimise home seller stress.
There are some steps you can take in order to ease the stress associated with home selling as we have highlighted below. If you follow these steps, you should be able to sell your house quickly without pulling all your hair out!
- 1. It’s Never As Bad As It Seems.
It’s human nature to blow things out of proportion, and we all do it from time to time. The best thing to do when you are stressed is take a step back from the situation and remember you have your health, you have you sanity and you have your family. It’s just a house’, whatever is going to happen will happen one way or another, so just relax and let it happen.
- 2. Organise And Motivate Yourself.
It’s always good to keep yourself organised and motivated. Remember, positivity is addictive and any potential buyers will see that in you if you are doing the viewings yourself. Also, if your current agent isn’t working as hard as they should, you may fit time in to do some of your own advertising. Websites like offer free listings for property sellers to list their homes themselves. Keeping busy will keep your mind off being stressed.
- 3. Seek Advice.
If stress becomes too much for you don’t forget you can always seek advice. Whether it is from a friend or family member, or from a professional there is always some form of support there for you. Why not join a yoga class, or start meditation these types of activities are known for alleviating stress.
If all fails and the stress is too much for you, you can always take your house off the market and relist it when you feel the time is right. The property market isn’t going anywhere and there will always be an opportunity to sell your house.